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Lincoln University Golf Scholarship

The Lincoln University Golf Scholarship Programme is a joint venture between Lincoln University, Canterbury Golf, New Zealand Golf through the Sir Bob Charles Foundation.

Golf Scholarship recipients have their academic tuition fees covered by the scholarship provided they continue to perform both academically, and on the golf course. Scholars also benefit from superb training facilities, world class strength & conditioning specialists, as well as getting to work with some of the top coaches, nutritionists, and sports psychologists in the Canterbury Region. 

The programme is also very fortunate to have the services of Sir Bob Charles with Sir Bob kindly offering to act as a mentor to Golf Scholars, as well as some of Canterbury’s previous top representative golfers.

Scholars get to train with like minded students who are motivated to succeed both academically and in their chosen sport. We have found that students succeeding in one area also excel in the other as their work ethic is applied to both their studies and their training. The University also recognises that when a student begins to achieve their goals regionally and nationally, that they will require some flexibility in their studies.

We encourage any golfer with aspirations of realising their full golfing and academic potential to apply for a Lincoln University Golf Scholarship.

Lincoln University Golf Scholarship - Scholar Requirements

The Golf Scholarship programme consists of three major components:

1. Academic Study 

Once selected on the programme scholars must undertake a full time course of study and maintain a 100% pass rate in order to retain their scholarship.

2. Golfing Performance 

Once on the programme scholars are expected to:

  • Be available for selection to Canterbury Representative Teams, including Interprovincials which fall outside the Academic Year
  • Adhere to the Canterbury Golf Incorporated Code of Conduct
  • Attend all Scholarship meetings, seminars, rounds of golf and practices
  • Compete in all nominated Canterbury Trials

3. Athletic Performance 

Scholars will work with a personal trainer in the Lincoln University Recreation Centre in order to increase their fitness and athletic performance.

Once on the programme scholars are expected to:

  • Meet the minimum fitness levels expected
  • Attend all Scholarship meetings, seminars, and training sessions
Scholarship Entitlements
  • Tuition Fees at Lincoln University
  • Mentoring and games of golf with Sir Bob Charles and other previous top Canterbury Representative Golfers
  • Monthly coaching programme
  • Access to top training facilities and strength & conditioning specialists
  • Muscle Imbalance Testing
  • Psychological skills training and nutritional advice
  • Assistance with tournament travel
  • Provision of Scholarship Apparel
  • Note the scholarship does not cover any accomdation or food costs
Application Requirements

To be eligible for a Lincoln University Golfing Scholarship you need to meet the following criteria:

Applications close 31 August

  • Have a handicap of 2 or less
  • Play for your province at U/19 level, or if over 19 at Senior Representative Level
  • Make a commitment to play for Canterbury in representative tournaments, including Interprovincials
  • Attitude and behaviour to be of a high standard
  • Desire to complete a University Degree
Apply Now

For more information or to apply for a Lincoln University Golf Scholarship please contact:

Rachel Thow
Coaching & Development Manager
Canterbury Golf Incorporated
Mobile: 021304765
Ph: 359 4000
Fax: 359 4001 

Click here for an application form

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